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Is punishment for leaving Islam death?

A Muslim who turns back from Islam and returns to disbelief is called a مرتد (murtad) in Islamic jurisprudence. The basis of this is the usage of the term in the Quran: ومن يرتدد منكم عن دينه فيمت ...
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What evidence is there that a Muslim man can not marry a chaste woman of the book if she is an ex-Muslim?

Some evidences I'll quote in the following a few evidences that can be used to describe and deduce rulings for apostates. From the Qur'an: ... . And whoever of you reverts from his religion [to ...
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How do we reconcile the apostasy ruling with Al-Baqarah 2:256?

The reconciliation is that one is a general ruling (عموم), while the other is about a specific case (خصوص), i.e. an exception. A true contradiction would have existed if: the hadith too had a generic ...
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How to repent for apostasy?

My dear friend, don't worry. In Islam there's no restriction of repenting within 3 days. A person can repent until he reaches the state of Naza’, (just before death, when he sees angles coming to take ...
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Why did Muhammad (SAW) say, "If anybody discards his religion then kill him"?

Muhammad ﷺ said that because it is the legal punishment for apostasy that Allah has prescribed. There isn't any special context on which it is dependent, rather it is a common ruling also present in ...
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Who can call another person an apostate?

Anybody can call anyone else an apostate. The real question is, who is taken seriously when that is done? In general, this is the job of a scholar, not the layman. Someone trained in the sciences of ...
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Could divorce by feigning apostasy be used to escape a violent husband?

Feigning apostasy is neither allowed (as there is no feigning allowed), nor necessarily viable. A Muslim is not allowed to pretend not to be a Muslim, either through actions or words, except if ...
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Can someone end up leaving Islam through neglect?

All Praise to Allah Subhanahu wa Taala and blessings of Him be on Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him His family and companions. Can someone end up leaving Islam through neglect? A person could not ...
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Why was the bedouin not given the punishment for apostasy?

The hadith does not prove that the bedouin wanted to renounce Islam. Rather from the context it only shows that he wanted to leave Medinah because its climate did not suit him. The Bay'ah (pledge) ...
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Does the marriage of a man who leaves Islam remain valid?

No it doesn't, because the marriage of a Muslim woman to a non-Muslim man is not lawful: فلا ترجعوهن الى الكفار لا هن حل لهم ولا هم يحلون لهن do not return them to the disbelievers; they are ...
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Can someone end up leaving Islam through neglect?

Faith is action, not just belief. Not only is it possible for someone to leave the folds of Islam through neglect, but also it happened during the time of the Prophet ﷺ during the battle of Tabūk. ...
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Could divorce by feigning apostasy be used to escape a violent husband?

Feigning apostasy to leave a marriage became quite frequent in Hindustan (modern India & Pakistan) there are reports of women actually doing this in the 1800's. Under Hanafi Law the nikkah ...
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Could it be beneficial to leave Islam and convert back with a clean slate?

It is indeed the case that embracing Islam erases past sins. However, the scheme in question of leaving Islam and reverting to start with a clean slate is definitely flawed as: One may die while in a ...
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What does "to pay respect to a non-moslem" mean, and does it express unbelief?

Without seeing more it's hard to say what the author meant. Also I'm not sure if he means: respect to a non-Muslim (as a person) respect to a non-Muslim's action If he means action, well if it's a ...
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Does praying the Salat express agreement with all aspects of Islam?

Practically, it's potentially problematic. Whether or not it's permissible is answered here: Is the joining of a non-Muslim in a jama'a salat allowed? Yes, it is. However, this does not mean ...
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If a Muslim fakes a baptism, is he considered an apostate?

If there is a solid reason for you to make christians think you are converted to christianity, than that's allowed. What a solid reason might be life threat, extreme life threatening situation makes ...
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Is conversion between Islamic denominations considered apostasy?

I'd qualify this as opinion-based. If you left denomination A to denomination B, while A considers B as non-Mulsims of course your former brothers from denomination A would consider you as an apostate ...
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What is the correct thing to do about apostasy in countries where Sharia is not the official legal system?

You cannot do anything but to follow the verse: Invite to the way of your Lord with wisdom and good instruction, and argue with them in a way that is best. Indeed, your Lord is most knowing of ...
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To leave Islam in an acceptable way?

Okay let me say a few things. Ask yourself why did you become a Muslim? or why do you have doubts in your mind? Why do you have a problem understanding something? If you have read something and made ...
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Are children of apostate parents considered Muslim?

A child has no identity in that. Being raised by Muslim or non-Muslim parents doesn't necessarily mean the children are upon that religion. Islam is a choice and cannot be compelled upon the ...
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Is Shariah a compulsion for a practising Muslim, can it be like I follow only the Quran and dont listen other teachings like Hadith and shariah?

Salam-alaykum; Only "Relying on the Quran" is not sufficient, Quran itself says: 47:33 يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا أَطِيعُوا اللَّهَ وَأَطِيعُوا الرَّسُولَ وَلَا تُبْطِلُوا أَعْمَالَكُمْ ...
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Which kind of Apostate does Imam Malik not recognise the repentance of?

Imam Malik is talking about a zindeeq زنديق . In the terminology of the jurists this is a person who outwardly shows himself to be a Muslim and hides that he is actually a disbeliever, a synonym of ...
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Will people who repeatedly leave Islam never be forgiven?

The words "go on increasing in disbelief" refer to being disbelievers until death. This is reported from Ibn Abbas and also Mujahid. Ibn Kathir says: Ibn Abi Hatim recorded that his father ...
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Is an apostate's repentance not accepted according to 3:90?

In short: 3:89 is an exception (إلا) in 3:86. And 3:90 is not contradictory to 3:89 but rather places an additional condition in it. An apostate's repentance is accepted - provided that it is sincere ...
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What is the Ruling on the Apostate who flees to Darul Kufr?

An apostate remains an apostate whether or not he is located in the Dar al-Islam. He is never treated as a normal non-Muslim. وتختص الردة - في الاصطلاح الفقهي - بالكفر بعد الإسلام. وكل مسلم ارتد فإنه ...
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Do you lose your religion for doing something that you are unsure is kufr or shirk

حَدَّثَنَا مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ الْمُصَفَّى الْحِمْصِيُّ، حَدَّثَنَا الْوَلِيدُ بْنُ مُسْلِمٍ، حَدَّثَنَا الأَوْزَاعِيُّ، عَنْ عَطَاءٍ، عَنِ ابْنِ عَبَّاسٍ، عَنِ النَّبِيِّ ـ صلى الله عليه وسلم ـ قَالَ ‏ &...
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Is it true that the apostates' families are taken as slaves?

Full quote and overall meaning The quote you are talking about is the following quote about the different views of scholars on the topic as dsiplaye din al-Mawsu'a al-Fiqhya الموسوعة الفقهية: It says ...
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My wife left Islam so we seperated for a few months now she has returned to the deen can we get back together now

Apostasy severs the nikah. You would need to remarry after she returned to Islam. References: (وَارْتِدَادُ أَحَدِهِمَا) أَيْ الزَّوْجَيْنِ (فَسْخٌ) فَلَا يُنْقِصُ عَدَدًا (عَاجِلٌ) — الدر المختار ...
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According to Quran is leaving Islam a sin?

According to Quran is leaving Islam a sin? If it is then is there a punishment listed? I dont want answers from Hadees, only from Quran. The one who intentionally and willingly rejects Allah after ...
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